Saturday, January 21, 2012

Owl Be Yours

I've been challenging myself lately to use up things that I've been either hoarding (because they are to pretty to use) or have never used (because...I don't really know why).  So when I went into my craft room to create a card for the Mojo Monday 224 sketch challenge, I purposely picked out a stamp set that I haven't used, along with using some ribbon and bling that I've been hoarding.  I had alot of fun doing it this way, for some reason it was refreshing.  Here's the Mojo Monday sketch:

I stretched it a touch by using the heart doily in place of the dark gray panel, but it was sitting right next to me in my 5 year old's supply box and it seemed appropriate for a Valentine's card.  So I shamelessly swiped it.  I combined this card with the ribbon reel challenge challenge # 19, pink polka dot's.  We were to use the inspiration photo, along with polka dots, pink, and ribbon/twine.

I used some paper that I had yet to crack open, and I love the pink pom pom ribbon.  It wasn't until after I made my card and reviewed the inspiration photo that I noticed the owl.  I paper pieced mine - mostly because I don't like to color, I was always envious of those kids in grade school who could color so beautifully.  I also thought it would add a touch of whimsy to the card. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gift Givers - Stampin' Up!
Paper:  Sweetheart - Close to My Heart
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Watercolor Pencils - Close to My Heart
Stickles:  Cotton Candy, Pink - Ranger
Cherry Blossom - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pom Pom Ribbon - Close to My Heart
Fleur de Lis Squares - Spellbinders
Crystal Flourish - Multicraft Imports
Heart Doily - Target (dollar section)


  1. This is gorgeous, love the Pom Pom trim, and the sweet little owl, the doily is a fab mat too! Thanks for joining us at The RibbonnReel this week!

  2. Beautiful card! love the cute owl. Thanks for joining us at the ribbon real challenge!